spikester (11) Salem, Oregon | July 15, 2008| Updated September 21, 2008
In the heart of old downtown Tigard. Was served by Steve a gregarious barman who was very helpful and interesting to chat with. The brewpub is a bit industrial looking but is trying hard to look inviting. I will try the outdoor area next visit. The beers were mostly what they brew with a decided tilt toward the Belgian styles. They have an interesting menu which I will explore later but I was on my way to a family gathering and didn’t want to fill up. I sampled at least five beers and bought a growler of their HPA for the party. The beer was consumed rapidly and with great relish. By the way they no longer stock the bottled Belgian beers due to a lack of demand. Their versions are quite nice though. There is parking behind the brewpub. Overall I enjoyed the visit.
I was in the area for the U-Haul to pick up wine shippers to send all the beer I bought on my trip back home. On our way back, I noticed a dingy sign pointing to the right saying Brew Pub. Run down looking sign on a dirty building, and thought uh, uh. When we turned right, we were surprised to see a nice little quaint town called Tigard. It was early (10:30, and I also noticed they served breakfast). So, win-win. A new unexpected Brew Pub visit and breakfast. Average beers, but for me, a pleasant unexpected stop to eat breakfast and tick off another place. Also a beautiful day to eat on their patio.
Visited on 11th November 2014. Standard brewpub venue, wooden bench tables, solid floor and stools at the bar. 10 beers available on tap but not all had tasters available. Not the best quality at all. Service was friendly and prices OK. Wouldn’t revisit.
Visited around 12 noon on Tuesday 11/11/14 and the place was starting to get busy.
Generic old school late 90’s/early 00’s brewpub feel, no frills, concrete floor, wooden bench tables, some stools at the bar, just like many others.
10 beers on tap, all their own brews, growlers to go. $9 for a 6 beer taster (a little pricey for the beer quality), predetermined flights though and they only do pints on the others (likely more interesting offerings)! My ratings averaged out at 2.9 which was the second lowest of the trip for brewpubs, just ahead of the nearby Old Market, what a 2 hour ticking session we just endured. Best beer by far for me was the Sneaky Fox DIPA which scored added some respectability with a 3.4.
The owner/manager noted we were taking notes of the beers and came to chat and was good enough to give us a few more tasters of the beers we hadn’t rated.
Service was Ok.
Old school locals eating brewpub (we didn’t try the food).
Not somewhere to head to unless you are in the vicinity or a desperate ticker like me (combine this with Old Market and Golden Valley).
Pretty much your regular brewpub setting: lots of seating, 8 beers on tap and the usual pub food. The service was very slow with literally one person serving the entire place, maybe 12 tables outside and in. The beer was fine, mostly average. Good parking in Tigard.
I could see how the service could be slow here, paticularly on the front patio but it was just fine for me and the group I was with. I liked the selection with a couple high gravity options and a wide berth of styles. Great selection in food choices too. Something for everyone and the prices were quite reasonable. $3.75/pint is good around here but the happy hour $2.75/pint deal is one of the best around. The outdoor area was nice with fun people around. Definitely a treasure in the SW reaches of Portland area.
Ordered a sampler (after waiting at a table for about 10 min) beers were above average, but nothing great. after having the sampler in front of my gf and I for about 15 min we were able to order our food. the place wasn’t packed either. the food was good, especially the burger. We were able to finish our food and the sampler and sit with nothing for about 20 min before anyone decided to come and give us the check. Would have been better if the service had been even a little bit attentive. Prices were fair.
One of our local hangouts... Love the Pot Roast Sandwich!
2 Micro Brewfests are held here each year (Winter-February) and (Summer-August) where they bring in 20 or so small brewers beers for tastings.
Kid friendly with a play area, Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360...
Beer-is better than Mcmenamins in quality but average compared to UHW or Others.
Max’s is in Tigard on 99W not too far off I-5. Street parking is plentiful in the surrounding area. The inside is kind of nondescript, with the bar on the right side and pub table and booth seating on the left. There is a full length mirror behind the bar. They also have a shelf full of merchandise that is pretty inexpensive.
The Fanno Creek brewpub has around 8 beers on tap, and they are all pretty much average. There is a Golden, Belgian, IPA, Stout, Doppelbock, Baltic Porter and a couple others. None were decidedly bad, but nor were they memorable.
Service a couple hours before Superbowl Sunday was pretty good. The bartender provided samples of everything and gave other recommendations for beer spots in the area.
We did not have any food on this visit.
Overall this place is not high on the list of places to see on a Portland visit but it is worthwhile for a change of pace or if passing by the area.
Went to their Nano Brewfest, they didn’t have many guest taps, luckily they let me sample what they had on tap in there regular bar area as well. Their Vanilla Porter (4) is very smooth and not too sweet, I couldn’t taste the vanilla though. Dry Hopped Pacific Red (3) was hoppy with just an average hop flavor. Golden (3) had a bit of Belgian yeast taste. Baltic Porter (2) and Scottish (2) where both way too sweet. My buddy liked their IPA ("4," I don’t usually try IPAs).